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2 BOCHASANWASI SHREE AKSHAR PURUSHOTTAM SWAMINARAYAN SANSTHA Press ESC key to stop Inspired by : HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj 1 May to 20 May, India

3 BOCHASANWASI SHREE AKSHAR PURUSHOTTAM SWAMINARAYAN SANSTHA Press ESC key to stop Continuing the crusade by Lord Swaminarayan against the vices of society, Pramukh Swami Maharaj and the sadhus have been perenially inspiring people to give up addictions. This summer however, a special campaign was organized by the Children's Forum through the inspiration of Pramukh Swami Maharaj. From 1 May to 20 May, 10,000 members of the BAPS Children's Forum embarked upon a 20-day de-addiction campaign in Gujarat and other cities. The scorching summer heat and the challenges of personal contact did not deter them from setting out to redeem smokers and addicts from the vice-grip of addictions. 1 May to 20 May, India Inspired by : HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj

4 BOCHASANWASI SHREE AKSHAR PURUSHOTTAM SWAMINARAYAN SANSTHA Press ESC key to stop In only 20 -days children volunteers had accomplished a tremendous feat in personal contact during the campaign.  Total boys and girls: 10,000  Number of people contacted: 882,000  Number of people who have given up addictions from 882,000 contacts: 312,000  Combined total savings of 312,000 people: Rs. 2,500,000 per day  Cultural program seen by: 800,000  Anti-addiction exhibition seen by: 400,000 Facts and Figures

5 BOCHASANWASI SHREE AKSHAR PURUSHOTTAM SWAMINARAYAN SANSTHA Press ESC key to stop A team of child volunteers approached a man in Surat. After explaining the toxic and cancerous effects of smoking the man confessed, "After giving up addictions twice I started again. But this time I want to take a resolve to give it up once and for all." The leader of the group, Bhavesh told him, "Uncle, the last two times you had relied on your own strength but this time you will have the strength of God and his holy Sadhu." The man then took his five-year old son in his lap, placed his hand on his child's head and pledged never to smoke. On seeing this his wife became emotional and expressed, "Pramukh Swami has saved my child from becoming an orphan." Heroic Efforts

6 BOCHASANWASI SHREE AKSHAR PURUSHOTTAM SWAMINARAYAN SANSTHA Press ESC key to stop "I am very enthused to hear of the De-addiction campaign inspired by Pramukh Swami Maharaj. This effort to create a healthy society is most notworthy. I believe this campaign will be successful by the grace of God and inspiration of Pramukh Swami Maharaj." Shri Keshubhai Patel (Chief Minister, Gujarat) OPINION

7 BOCHASANWASI SHREE AKSHAR PURUSHOTTAM SWAMINARAYAN SANSTHA Press ESC key to stop The media barons appreciated the anti-addiction drive and generously covered the program on TV network, dailies and magazines. The media

8 BOCHASANWASI SHREE AKSHAR PURUSHOTTAM SWAMINARAYAN SANSTHA Press ESC key to stop Please come and meet the Inspirer July 17th - July 23rd Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, Toronto Please come and meet the Inspirer July 17th - July 23rd Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, Toronto

9 BOCHASANWASI SHREE AKSHAR PURUSHOTTAM SWAMINARAYAN SANSTHA Press ESC key to stop FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT SHREE SWAMINARAYAN MANDIR (416)


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